The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 521 537 527
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 130 108 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.35% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 68 59
Median daily rate £420 £435 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £315 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.52% +7.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8740 7972 7525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.19% 14.00% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4547 3993
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 483 433
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 116 £423 -2.87% 5
London -27 31 £475 +9.19% 1
South East +26 25 £345 -25.40% 1
West Midlands -18 21 £384 +21.34%
Yorkshire +6 15 £423 -1.16% 1
Scotland +10 14 £275 -38.88%
Shropshire -21 14 £384 +23.29%
Telford -23 14 £384 +23.79%
Hertfordshire +24 10 £495 -17.50%
East of England +23 10 £495 +57.14% 2
Berkshire +8 10 £325 -
West Yorkshire +8 9 £425 -0.58% 1
Hampshire - 9 £363 -
Erskine - 9 £275 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £275 -
City of London +36 8 £500 +16.61% 1
North East -29 8 £400 -
Durham - 7 £350 -
Reading - 7 £325 -
Leeds +5 6 £420 - 1
Welwyn Garden City +13 5 £500 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire +12 5 - - 1
Croydon -12 5 £470 -
Sheffield - 5 £388 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £388 -
Glasgow +8 4 £269 -40.27%
Maidenhead +5 3 - -
Halifax -4 3 £443 +3.50%
South West -6 3 £350 -22.22%
Winchester - 3 £375 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 256 (99.22%) F5
2 193 (74.81%) Cisco
3 187 (72.48%) Firewall
4 153 (59.30%) CheckPoint
5 150 (58.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 118 (45.74%) Load Balancing
7 116 (44.96%) BIG-IP
8 102 (39.53%) Juniper
9 88 (34.11%) Cisco Certification
10 87 (33.72%) Cisco ASA
11 73 (28.29%) Network Security
12 72 (27.91%) DNS
13 71 (27.52%) Fortinet
14 70 (27.13%) CCNP
15 66 (25.58%) Cisco Nexus
16 61 (23.64%) Finance
17 59 (22.87%) Blue Coat
18 56 (21.71%) BGP
19 54 (20.93%) ITIL
20 49 (18.99%) TippingPoint
21 46 (17.83%) OSPF
21 46 (17.83%) Internet
22 45 (17.44%) WAN
23 44 (17.05%) TCP/IP
24 43 (16.67%) CCNA
24 43 (16.67%) Data Centre
25 42 (16.28%) SolarWinds
25 42 (16.28%) LAN
26 39 (15.12%) Network Management
27 35 (13.57%) HP

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (10.08%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.71%) Apache
2 7 (2.71%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (1.94%) Confluence
3 5 (1.94%) GlassFish
3 5 (1.94%) nginx
4 2 (0.78%) JBoss
4 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.39%) CMS
5 1 (0.39%) FileNet
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.39%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 187 (72.48%) Firewall
2 150 (58.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 116 (44.96%) BIG-IP
4 87 (33.72%) Cisco ASA
5 73 (28.29%) Network Security
6 72 (27.91%) DNS
7 66 (25.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 56 (21.71%) BGP
9 46 (17.83%) Internet
9 46 (17.83%) OSPF
10 45 (17.44%) WAN
11 44 (17.05%) TCP/IP
12 42 (16.28%) LAN
13 35 (13.57%) SSL
14 33 (12.79%) Wireless
15 31 (12.02%) VPN
16 25 (9.69%) HTTP
17 24 (9.30%) DHCP
17 24 (9.30%) MPLS
18 20 (7.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (1.94%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.94%) Redis
2 5 (1.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (1.94%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.94%) Gitweb
1 5 (1.94%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.94%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 61 (23.64%) Finance
2 14 (5.43%) Banking
3 13 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.71%) Retail
5 4 (1.55%) Legal
6 3 (1.16%) Law
6 3 (1.16%) Local Government
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Billing
7 2 (0.78%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (51.94%) Network Engineer
2 37 (14.34%) Security Engineer
3 25 (9.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 23 (8.91%) Consultant
4 23 (8.91%) Network Security Engineer
5 22 (8.53%) Cisco Engineer
6 21 (8.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 18 (6.98%) IP Engineer
8 14 (5.43%) Network Consultant
8 14 (5.43%) Network Specialist
9 13 (5.04%) Design Engineer
9 13 (5.04%) IP Security Engineer
10 11 (4.26%) Senior Security Engineer
11 10 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 10 (3.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 10 (3.88%) Network Design Engineer
12 8 (3.10%) Administrator
12 8 (3.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 7 (2.71%) Analyst
13 7 (2.71%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.98%) CSS
2 6 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
2 6 (2.33%) Middleware
3 5 (1.94%) Node.js
3 5 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (1.55%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.55%) SOAP
5 3 (1.16%) REST
6 2 (0.78%) Java EE
6 2 (0.78%) RESTful
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.39%) J2EE
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.39%) RAML
7 1 (0.39%) Swagger
7 1 (0.39%) XML
7 1 (0.39%) XSLT
7 1 (0.39%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 17 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.65%) User Experience
5 8 (3.10%) Algorithms
5 8 (3.10%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.71%) PKI
7 6 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.16%) DataPower
9 3 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) BBC
10 2 (0.78%) Clustering
10 2 (0.78%) Tandem
11 1 (0.39%) CMDB
11 1 (0.39%) MPEG
11 1 (0.39%) Replication
11 1 (0.39%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.91%) Linux
2 13 (5.04%) Unix
3 8 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.33%) Windows
5 5 (1.94%) CentOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (45.74%) Load Balancing
2 54 (20.93%) ITIL
3 39 (15.12%) Network Management
4 33 (12.79%) ITIL V3
5 32 (12.40%) Network Monitoring
6 27 (10.47%) Capacity Planning
7 24 (9.30%) High Availability
8 23 (8.91%) Network Architecture
9 20 (7.75%) Change Management
10 18 (6.98%) Migration
11 16 (6.20%) Data Privacy
11 16 (6.20%) DDoS Mitigation
11 16 (6.20%) Service Management
12 15 (5.81%) Network Design
13 13 (5.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (5.04%) Service Delivery
14 12 (4.65%) Project Management
15 11 (4.26%) Change Control
16 10 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
17 9 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.94%) PHP
1 5 (1.94%) SQL
2 4 (1.55%) Perl
3 3 (1.16%) Java
3 3 (1.16%) Python
3 3 (1.16%) Tcl
4 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.78%) C
5 1 (0.39%) AWK
5 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (34.11%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (27.13%) CCNP
3 43 (16.67%) CCNA
4 29 (11.24%) Security Cleared
5 26 (10.08%) SC Cleared
6 20 (7.75%) CCSE
7 17 (6.59%) CCIE
8 13 (5.04%) Degree
9 10 (3.88%) CCSA
10 9 (3.49%) CISSP
11 8 (3.10%) JNCIS
12 7 (2.71%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.94%) CCDP
14 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.16%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.78%) CCDA
16 2 (0.78%) CISM
16 2 (0.78%) HND
16 2 (0.78%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.20%) SLA
2 13 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (7.36%) ProxySG
1 19 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.71%) Firmware
3 6 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.94%) NFS
4 5 (1.94%) Squid
4 5 (1.94%) vSphere
5 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.78%) KVM
7 1 (0.39%) ACF2
7 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.39%) RACF
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (6.98%) OPNET
2 16 (6.20%) FortiGate
3 11 (4.26%) CA Spectrum
4 6 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (2.33%) Nagios
5 5 (1.94%) Ansible
5 5 (1.94%) Grafana
5 5 (1.94%) Graphite
5 5 (1.94%) Graylog
5 5 (1.94%) HAProxy
5 5 (1.94%) Icinga
5 5 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.94%) StatsD
5 5 (1.94%) Terraform
5 5 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.78%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.78%) Legato
7 1 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.39%) Salt
7 1 (0.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 256 (99.22%) F5
2 193 (74.81%) Cisco
3 153 (59.30%) CheckPoint
4 102 (39.53%) Juniper
5 71 (27.52%) Fortinet
6 59 (22.87%) Blue Coat
7 49 (18.99%) TippingPoint
8 42 (16.28%) SolarWinds
9 35 (13.57%) HP
10 32 (12.40%) Palo Alto
10 32 (12.40%) Riverbed
11 23 (8.91%) Nokia
12 21 (8.14%) BMC
13 20 (7.75%) VMware
14 17 (6.59%) FireEye
15 16 (6.20%) Aruba
15 16 (6.20%) CA
16 15 (5.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
17 13 (5.04%) Citrix
18 12 (4.65%) Tufin
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